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Re: [vox-tech] reading files into a web page
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Re: [vox-tech] reading files into a web page



The Perl vs. PHP war is pretty old.  If you've programmed (and comfortable)
in Perl, you'll find PHP is like Perl a 2-3 years ago, if not you'll be able
to learn PHP easier (because the core command set is (much) smaller, and not
as many modules (like CPAN)).

One can say any con against Perl that has been addressed, speed - Mod_Perl,
Embeddability - Mason, embperl, Asp... Database integration - DBI/DBD.  But
then again, I like Perl :)

- Jay
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] reading files into a web page


> Pros and cons summary:
>
>    SSI:
>       Pros:
>          - Faster than other options (probably)
>       Cons:
>          - Not as full-featured as other options
>          - Virtual vs. physical path names give you headaches
>
>    PHP:
>       Pros:
>          - Full-featured
>          - Easy to learn for C users
>          - Full HTML integration
>
>    CGI w/ PERL:
>       Pros:
>          - Full-featured
>          - A load of add-on libraries
>       Cons:
>          - Entire webpage has to be generated as code (not ML)
>          - CGI-wrapping, dedicated CGI paths, and all the rest give you
>            headaches and server-setup-dependencies
>
> Go with PHP...  I learned it in one sitting.  Get "PHP Pocket Reference"
> ($10) from O'Reilly; the first 30 pages or so tell you everything, mostly
> about how it's similar to C, then the rest is a function reference.
>
> -Mark
>
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>
> > begin Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org>
> > > On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, nbs wrote:
> > >
> > > > Or simpler yet:
> > > >
> > > >   <?php include("file"); ?>
> > >
> > > "include" does PHP translation, which Peter may not want.  It's
especially
> > > fatal if you're including a user-posted data.  "fpassthru" is safer
from
> > > security point of view.
> >
> > what's php translation?   like expansion of "variables" in case the file
> > has something that may look like a php variable?
> >
> > btw, i started reading about php today.  i have to say, it's a very nice
> > language.  it reminds me alot of C...
> >
> > pete
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
>
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
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